Area of practice

David is a Senior Associate and leads the family law team in Glasgow. David specialises in all areas of family law with a particular focus on financial provision on divorce, cohabitation, and child related matters. David has represented high net worth individuals in complex divorce and cohabitation actions in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. David is also regularly instructed by separated parents and has a growing reputation for handling challenging and contentious child law cases. David’s pragmatic and empathetic manner sees most of his cases reach negotiated settlements but where agreement is not possible, he is a skilled litigator. David has extensive experience in adoption and public child law cases, where he has been instructed on behalf of several Local Authorities across Scotland in pursuing permanence orders. 

David is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Child Law. He is a member of the Family Law Association and is a Notary Public. David graduated from the University of Dundee with LLB (Scots Law) First Class Honours in 2010 and continued at the University of Dundee to gain his Diploma in Legal Practice in 2011. David joined Turcan Connell in 2019 having practiced exclusively in family law since qualification at Anderson Strathern. 

Outside of the office, David is a sports enthusiast with a keen interest in rugby, golf and racket sports. He is a Director of Scottish Squash where he chairs the Board’s Risk and Compliance Sub-Committee.

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